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NIH Grants $11.6M for Precision Medicine, Care Disparities Work

May 26, 2016 - The National Institutes of Health (NIH) are helping to advance precision medicine and improve care disparities for racial and ethnic minority groups with a new five-year award. Vanderbilt University Medical Center, the University of Miami, and Meharry Medical College have received $11.6 million from the agency to establish a precision medicine center that will focus on eliminating healthcare...


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65% of Patients Unlikely to Volunteer for Clinical Research

by Jennifer Bresnick

Patients may not be as excited about the precision medicine era as the clinical research community, reveals a new survey conducted for Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in which just 35 percent of patients said they were likely to enroll...

Will Precision Medicine Create Healthcare “Data Dumpsters”?

by Jennifer Bresnick

Many healthcare organizations have been luxuriating in their newfound ability to swim through enormous volumes of big data, but will they soon have to take to dumpster diving instead?  As the precision medicine community matures and continues...

FDA Outlines EHR Data Use Best Practices for Precision Medicine

by Jennifer Bresnick

Even though the rapid advance of precision medicine has brought new sources of genomic and socioeconomic data into the research community, the electronic health record remains an invaluable tool for clinical trials and investigations.  EHRs...

EHR Analytics Advance Population Health Management of the Flu

by Jacqueline Belliveau

Many healthcare providers and researchers often wonder how to leverage large volumes of big data to improve population health management programs, such as flu surveillance initiatives. A recent study published in Scientific Reports found that...

How Will Internet of Things Devices Impact Precision Medicine?

by Jennifer Bresnick

Big data in the healthcare industry continues to expand at a breakneck pace as EHR data, patient-generated health data, clinical trial results, and Internet of Things data all pour into the system at ever increasing volumes.  But the bigger...

Will Personalized Medicine Hit Its Stride Within Two Years?

by Jennifer Bresnick

Two years may be all it will take for personalized medicine, also known as precision medicine, to achieve critical mass, according to a new report by SAP and Oxford Economics.  The big data analytics ecosystem is poised to mature to the...

FDA: Big Data Standards, Interoperability Needed for Analytics

by Jacqueline Belliveau

In the second installment of its blog series about the challenges of evidence generation, the FDA has encouraged stakeholders to establish a national platform for interoperability and data sharing standards, which would advance big data...

Sen. Alexander Teases “Most Important” Precision Medicine Bill

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Senate HELP Committee (R-TN) is working on a piece of precision medicine legislation that may be the “most important bill Congress considers this year,” Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) said in a press release this week, noting...

Researchers Map Disease Origins for Precision Medicine Progress

by Jacqueline Belliveau

Due to a recent study that used precision medicine to map the origins of different diseases, healthcare providers may be able to create more personalized and effective precision medicine strategies for patients with conditions like diabetes,...

$200K in Grants Boost Radiology Big Data Analytics Research

by Jacqueline Belliveau

The Radiation Oncology Institute aims to support radiation oncology research by offering $200,000 in competitive grants to qualifying projects that use big data analytics to improve cancer patient outcomes, reported the organization in an official...

Geisinger Precision Medicine Biobank Hits 100K Participants

by Jennifer Bresnick

Geisinger Health System is celebrating a precision medicine milestone this week as its MyCode Community Health Initiative, a large-scale genomics biobank, signed up its 100,000th participant.   The project, launched in January 2014 in collaboration...

FDA: Interoperability a Core Requirement for Precision Medicine

by Jennifer Bresnick

CMS and the ONC aren’t the only federal organizations putting health data interoperability at the top of their to-do lists.  As the FDA starts tackling its portion of the national Precision Medicine Initiative, officials are urging...

Intermountain, Stanford Partner for Precision Medicine, Genomics

by Jennifer Bresnick

Stanford Medicine and Intermountain Healthcare have announced a new precision medicine partnership that will harness the power of advanced genomics and medical research to bring personalized treatments directly to the point of care. The partnership,...

Precision Medicine Sparks New Conversations about Patient Data

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) is generating a great deal of excitement among researchers, clinicians, developers, and patients with an eye on curing cancer, managing diabetes, or eliminating Alzheimer’s disease.  With unfeigned...

Kaiser Permanente Expands Precision Medicine Biobanking Effort

by Jennifer Bresnick

Kaiser Permanente isn’t waiting for the national Precision Medicine Initiative Cohort project to get off the ground.  Instead, the sprawling healthcare system is hoping to fill up its KP Research Bank with at least 500,000 samples...

Cognitive Computing Leaders Think Time is Right for Healthcare

by Jennifer Bresnick

The healthcare industry might be notorious for its lackadaisical attitude towards adopting certain technology tools, but stakeholders across the care continuum have not been slow to embrace the idea that cognitive computing and semantic data...

Next-Gen Genomic Testing a Focal Point for Precision Medicine

by Jennifer Bresnick

Precision medicine brings the promise of laser-focused treatments custom crafted for each individual based on their unique genetic makeup.  As researchers unlock more and more insights into conditions ranging from Alzheimer’s and cancer...

NIH Seeks $1.1B to Fund Precision Medicine, Cancer Moonshot

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Precision Medicine Initiative and Cancer Moonshot may be two of the most exciting programs in the world of medical research, but their promises for clinical care certainly won’t come cheap.  During testimony at a Senate health...

NIH, FDA Create Clinical Trial Template for Precision Medicine

by Jennifer Bresnick

As the Precision Medicine Initiative starts to increase the amount and scope of medical research, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and FDA are seeking public comment on a draft template that provides guidance to investigators looking to...